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🏇 They’re under starters orders at Sandown Park for the bet365 Jump Finale. National Hunt racing at its best is guaranteed at one Sandown’s biggest racedays of the year. Gates open at 11am.
The thrill of the jumps, an electric atmosphere and a crowning of champions. A fantastic day of horse racing is in store at Sandown Park this afternoon.
In 2019 Richard Johnson was presented with a 4th Jump Jockeys Championship and Bryony Frost claimed the Conditional Jump Jockeys Championship before winning on Black Corton. Paul Nicholls was crowned champion jump trainer for the 11th time and the crowd witnessed equine superstar Altior made history winning a 19th consecutive race over fences before before Talkischeap claimed the coveted Gold Cup. What will this year bring?!
A seven-race Jump Finale card includes the bet365 Celebration Chase at 3pm. With a prize pot of £150,000 at stake this Grade 1 (aka best of the best) race saw the mighty Altior truimph in 2019 for the third consecutive year and in so doing take his extraordinary winning streak to 19 consecutive races.
At 3.35pm it’s the bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase where a big field of top horses is expected to compete for the £84,405 first prize not to mention the famous trophy. Talkischeap claimed the coveted Gold Cup last year. Two other Grade 2 races on the card not to mention over half a million in prize money at stake on the day will ensure the best horses, jockeys and trainers in the UK are in attendance.
The final jumps fixture of the season also marks the crowning of champions, namely the Champion Jockey, Conditional Jockey, Champion Trainer and Owner. Last year saw Richard Johnson presented with a 4th Jump Jockeys Championship, Bryony Frost claiming the Conditional Jump Jockeys Championship before winning on Black Corton and Paul Nicholls was crowned champion jump trainer for the 11th time.
Key timing for the day:
🗝️ Gates open: 11am ~ Parade of Champions 12.40pm tbc ~ Award Ceremony 1pm tbc
🏇 First race at 1.50pm.
🏇 Last race at 5.20pm
🎟️ Tickets in advance (not currently on sale) for the Jump Finale are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. Advance purchases attract a discount.
🎟️ Tickets on the day (not applicable) subject to availability. Checking the Sandown Park Twitter feed before travelling is recommended. Under 18s (maximum of 2) are free when accompanied by an adult.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: Free car parking is available in the centre of the racecourse accessible from the More Lane entrance. Parking in the main Sandown Park car park off Portsmouth Road costs £5.
The train is recommended if travelling by public transport from central London. Esher railway station – a 30-minute journey from London Waterloo – is the nearest one to course. The station is a 10-minute walk from the main entrance which can be reached by crossing the centre of the course on racedays. Note: Esher station is located outside of Zones 1-6 and paper ticket should be purchased as Oyster Cards are not valid. For train times visit the National Rail website or call 08457 48 49 50.